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Teaching Wegener and the continental drift hypothesis

Wegener and the continental drift hypothesis

In his book Wegener said that around 300 million years ago, the continents had all been joined. They created a single landmass he called Pangaea, meaning “all earth” in ancient Greek. The supercontinent later broke apart. Since then the continents have been moving into their current positions. He called his hypothesis continental drift.

CK-12 (Middle School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What ideas was Wegener responsible for developing?
STANDARDS:
RST.1 - Analysis & Evidence

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2
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